Emmett  Thompson

PhD Student

Systems that organise elemental representations into complex stereotyped sequences are fundamental to the generation of meaningful behaviour. Emmett is interested in understanding neural circuits that choreograph these sequences, with a specific focus on basal ganglia circuits. To investigate these systems, Emmett has developed behavioural assays and uses video tracking along with silicon probe recordings, opto- and chemo-genetic manipulations.

Emmett joined the Stephenson-Jones lab as a PhD student in 2019 having previously worked at UCL's Häusser Lab. In his previous work, Emmett combined high resolution 2 photon calcium imaging with retrograde CTB labelling to investigate long cortical projection cells.